While the wine has richness typical of the Alentejo region, this blend of Syrah, Aragonez and Alicante Bouschet also has a sense of structure. A strong mineral character is supported by red fruit tones and ripe tannins. The taut texture suggests it could age. Drink after 2015.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.